Subject matter With this tile, Tomasie updates the katsina tourist tiles of the late nineteenth century (see Object No. 1984/2.14). Thunderbirds were cosmological symbols widely shared across indigenous North America and were often connected to the powers expressed through thunder and lightning. The depiction here is specifically a Hopi expression, and can be found on other Puebloan pottery of the mid-twentieth century.
Physical Description Red orange rectangular tile with a thin black line border and black Thunderbird design.
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